October 6th, 2016

Castle Howard is giving pride of place to huge gingerbread model

A huge architectural gingerbread model of Castle Howard is set to take pride of place at the heart of the stately home’s festive celebrations this year, when London-based architectural foodsmiths, Bompas & Parr, recreate Vanbrugh’s original design for the grand estate from gingerbread and icing.     When complete, the enormous confection will be four […]

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September 9th, 2016

2016 Christmas Break at Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

Christmas in the Cotswolds Stay in the heart of the picturesque market town of Chipping Campden this Christmas. Make your base The Kings Hotel, a characterful 18th-century Cotswold-stone townhouse. Festive dining is offered throughout December and the hotel will be decoratively dressed for the season – roaring fires await. Greet Christmas Eve with a full […]

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September 9th, 2016

2016 Christmas Break at Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

Christmas on Dartmoor With what could well be the tallest Christmas tree on Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is the perfect family-friendly retreat this Christmas. Festive activities include carol singers, a visit from Father Christmas and storytellers for both children and adults. A three-night Christmas at the Castle break costs from £2,500 per room (two sharing) including […]

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March 15th, 2016

Monarch starts Lapland direct flights from London and Manchester next winter

  Lapland has a distinct appeal. UK-based Monarch will introduce direct connections to Lapland next winter: to Kittilä from Manchester and London. “We are happy to see that the enchanting Lapland has attracted major new connections next winter. Monarch will further improve the reach of Lapland. We warmly welcome Monarch to the snowy landscape of […]

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December 17th, 2015

Holiday Hypermarket reports on British Lapland holiday bookings increase

There has been a surge in the number of December holiday bookings to Lapland, with a 95% increase since 2013, Holiday Hypermarket reports. Recent data released by the travel retailer shows that 2015 has seen a 42% growth in bookings travelling to Finland’s northernmost region. The figures demonstrate that Lapland is becoming an increasingly popular […]

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December 14th, 2015

‘A Winter Tale’ Christmas market in Bristol

With the Christmas fun time now officially here, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion and The Cider Box invites you to ‘A Winter Tale’ from 14th to 20th December. A Winter Tale will take over Yurt Lush and the outside space at Temple Quay for one week, creating the ultimate Christmas Market.     Think roasted chestnuts, […]

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November 30th, 2015

Gothenburg Christmas Markets Activity Weekend

Gothenburg Christmas markets with an outdoor twist – from £599 pp with Off The Map Travel Combine Gothenburg, the Christmas City, with outdoor winter adventure around the thick forests and sparkling lakes of Dalsland. Take in all that festive Gothenburg has to offer and then enjoy a full-day excursion to Dalsland to take part in […]

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November 30th, 2015

Salzburg Christmas Markets with Kirker Holidays

3 nights at SALZBURG CHRISTMAS MARKETS FROM £569 Per Person Kirker Holidays (020 7593 2283, www.kirkerholidays.com) are offering a short Chrismas Markets break to Salzburg, where festive treats include choral singing from the cathedral steps, Turmblasen wind instrument bands in Residenz Square, nativity exhibits and Christmas markets (until 26 December). The price is from £569 […]

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November 28th, 2015

Christmas Craft Fair at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

The Christmas Craft Fair at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on the weekend of December 12 & 13 will provide the ideal opportunity to find that perfect last-minute present for someone special. There is a fantastic array of stalls showcasing locally-made crafts and gifts; from handmade dolls and teddy bears, to Welsh textiles, lovespoons […]

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November 27th, 2015

Cambridge Study on the commercialism of Christmas

This year’s Black Friday is set to be the biggest yet and as shoppers gear up for the busiest shopping day of the year, a linguistics study from Cambridge University Press reveals that the way we talk about Christmas is also becoming increasingly materialistic. The researchers have reviewed more than 2 billion words from their […]

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